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OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Readers’ Alternative Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is ruled by these official guidelines (the “Sweepstakes Guidelines”). The Sweepstakes begins on February 20, 2022, at 12:00 AM ET and ends on March 13, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET (the “Sweepstakes Interval”).

SPONSOR: Ziff Davis, LLC, with an deal with of 114 fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 (the “Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to people who’re eighteen (18) years of age or older on the time of entry who’re authorized residents of the fifty (50) United States of America or the District of Columbia. By getting into the Sweepstakes as described in these Sweepstakes Guidelines, entrants signify and warrant that they’re complying with these Sweepstakes Guidelines (together with, with out limitation, all eligibility necessities), and that they comply with abide by and be certain by all the principles and phrases and situations acknowledged herein and all selections of Sponsor, which shall be last and binding.

All earlier winners of any sweepstakes sponsored by Sponsor in the course of the 9 (9) month interval previous to the Choice Date usually are not eligible to enter. Any people (together with, however not restricted to, staff, consultants, impartial contractors and interns) who’ve, throughout the previous six (6) months, held employment with or carried out providers for Sponsor or any organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, achievement, administration, prize assist, commercial or promotion of the Sweepstakes (“Staff”) usually are not eligible to enter or win. Instant Household Members and Family Members are additionally not eligible to enter or win. “Instant Household Members” means mother and father, step-parents, authorized guardians, kids, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses of an Worker. “Family Members” means these people who share the identical residence with an Worker not less than three (3) months a 12 months.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two strategies to enter the Sweepstakes: (1) fill out the web survey, or (2) enter by mail.

1. Survey Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes via the web survey, go to the survey web page and full the present survey in the course of the Sweepstakes Interval.

2. Mail Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes by mail, on a 3″ x 5″ card, hand-print your first and final title, avenue deal with, metropolis, state, zip code, telephone quantity, and electronic mail deal with. Mail your accomplished entry to:

Enterprise Alternative Sweepstakes — Smartphones ’22
c/o Griffith
624 Elm Avenue Extension
Ithaca, NY 14850-8786

Mail Entries have to be postmarked by March 14, 2022, and obtained by March 21, 2022.

Just one (1) entry per particular person is permitted, whatever the entry technique used. Subsequent makes an attempt made by the identical particular person to submit a number of entries might outcome within the disqualification of the entrant.

Solely contributions submitted in the course of the Sweepstakes Interval will likely be eligible for entry into the Sweepstakes. No different strategies of entry will likely be accepted. All entries turn into the property of Sponsor and won’t be returned. Entries are restricted to people solely; industrial enterprises and enterprise entities usually are not eligible. Use of a false account will disqualify an entry. Sponsor just isn’t liable for entries not obtained on account of problem accessing the web, service outage or delays, pc difficulties, and different technological issues.

Entries are topic to any relevant restrictions or eligibility necessities listed herein. Entries will likely be deemed to have been made by the licensed account holder of the e-mail or phone telephone quantity submitted on the time of entry and qualification. A number of contributors usually are not permitted to share the identical electronic mail deal with. Ought to a number of customers of the identical e-mail account or cell phone quantity, as relevant, enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arises concerning the id of the entrant, the Approved Account Holder of stated e-mail account or cell phone account on the time of entry will likely be thought of the entrant. “Approved Account Holder” is outlined because the pure one that is assigned an e-mail deal with or cell phone quantity by an Web entry supplier, on-line service supplier, phone service supplier or different group that’s liable for assigned e-mail addresses, telephone numbers or the area related to the submitted e-mail deal with. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by the web site administrator for on-line entries. When relevant, the web site administrator’s pc will likely be deemed the official time-keeping system for the Sweepstakes promotion. Entries will likely be disqualified if discovered to be incomplete and/or if Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that a number of entries have been submitted by the identical entrant in violation of the Sweepstakes Guidelines.

Entries which are late, misplaced, stolen, mutilated, tampered with, illegible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced, inaccurate, postage-due, solid, irregular in any manner or in any other case not in compliance with these Official Guidelines will likely be disqualified. All entries turn into the property of the Sponsor and won’t be acknowledged or returned.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Sponsor shall choose the prize winner(s) (collectively, the “Winner”) on or about March 23, 2022, (“Choice Date”) by random drawing or from amongst all eligible entries. The Winner will likely be notified through electronic mail to the contact data supplied within the entry. Notification of the Winner shall be deemed to have occurred instantly upon sending of the notification by Sponsor. Chosen winner(s) will likely be required to reply (as directed) to the notification inside seven (7) days of tried notification. The one entries that will likely be thought of eligible entries are entries obtained by Sponsor throughout the Sweepstakes Interval. The percentages of profitable rely on the variety of eligible entries obtained. The Sponsor reserves the precise, in its sole discretion, to decide on another winner within the occasion {that a} attainable winner has been disqualified or is deemed ineligible for any cause.

PRIZE: One (1) winner will obtain the next prize (collectively, the “Prize”):

One (1) $100 Amazon.com present code through electronic mail, valued at roughly 100 {dollars} ($100).

Not more than the acknowledged variety of prize(s) will likely be awarded, and all prize(s) listed above will likely be awarded. Precise retail worth of the Prize might fluctuate on account of market situations. The distinction in worth of the Prize as acknowledged above and worth at time of notification of the Winner, if any, won’t be awarded. No money or prize substitution is permitted, besides on the discretion of Sponsor. The Prize is non-transferable. If the Prize can’t be awarded on account of circumstances past the management of Sponsor, a substitute Prize of equal or larger retail worth will likely be awarded; supplied, nonetheless, that if a Prize is awarded however stays unclaimed or is forfeited by the Winner, the Prize is probably not re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Within the occasion that greater than the acknowledged variety of prize(s) turns into obtainable for any cause, Sponsor reserves the precise to award solely the acknowledged variety of prize(s) by a random drawing amongst all respectable, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

ACCEPTANCE AND DELIVERY OF THE PRIZE: The Winner will likely be required to confirm his or her deal with and could also be required to execute the next doc(s) earlier than a notary public and return them inside seven (7) days (or a shorter time if required by exigencies) of receipt of such paperwork: an affidavit of eligibility, a legal responsibility launch, and (the place imposing such situation is authorized) a publicity launch overlaying eligibility, legal responsibility, promoting, publicity and media look points (collectively, the “Prize Declare Paperwork”). If an entrant is unable to confirm the data submitted with their entry, the entrant will mechanically be disqualified and their prize, if any, will likely be forfeited. The Prize won’t be awarded till all such correctly executed and notarized Prize Declare Paperwork are returned to Sponsor. Prize(s) gained by an eligible entrant who’s a minor in his or her state of residence will likely be awarded to minor’s guardian or authorized guardian, who should signal and return all required Prize Declare Paperwork. Within the occasion the Prize Declare Paperwork usually are not returned throughout the specified interval, an alternate Winner could also be chosen by Sponsor for such Prize. The Prize will likely be shipped to the Winner inside 7 days of Sponsor’s receipt of a signed Affidavit and Launch from the Winner. The Winner is liable for all taxes and costs associated to the Prize obtained, if any.

OTHER RULES: This sweepstakes is topic to all relevant legal guidelines and is void the place prohibited. All submissions by entrants in reference to the sweepstakes turn into the only real property of the sponsor and won’t be acknowledged or returned. Winner assumes all legal responsibility for any accidents or harm triggered or claimed to be attributable to participation on this sweepstakes or by the use or misuse of any prize.

By getting into the sweepstakes, every winner grants the SPONSOR permission to make use of his or her title, metropolis, state/province, e-mail deal with and, to the extent submitted as a part of the sweepstakes entry, his or her {photograph}, voice, and/or likeness for promoting, publicity or different functions OR ON A WINNER’S LIST, IF APPLICABLE, IN ANY and all MEDIA WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER DEVELOPED, worldwide, with out further consent OR compensation, besides the place prohibited by regulation. By submitting an entry, entrants additionally grant the Sponsor a perpetual, fully-paid, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to breed, put together spinoff works of, distribute, show, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, carry out and in any other case use and allow others to make use of, and all through the world, their entry supplies in any method, kind, or format now recognized or hereinafter created, together with on the web, and for any function, together with, however not restricted to, promoting or promotion of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor and/or its services, with out additional consent from or compensation to the entrant. By getting into the Sweepstakes, entrants consent to obtain notification of future promotions, commercials or solicitations by or from Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s guardian firms, associates, subsidiaries, and enterprise companions, through electronic mail or different technique of communication.

If, within the Sponsor’s opinion, there’s any suspected or precise proof of fraud, digital or non-electronic tampering or unauthorized intervention with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if fraud or technical difficulties of any kind (e.g., pc viruses, bugs) compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the precise to void suspect entries and/or terminate the Sweepstakes and award the Prize in its sole discretion. Any try and intentionally harm the Sponsor’s web site(s) or undermine the respectable operation of the Sweepstakes could also be in violation of U.S. legal and civil legal guidelines and can end in disqualification from participation within the Sweepstakes. Ought to such an try be made, the Sponsor reserves the precise to hunt cures and damages (together with lawyer’s charges) to the fullest extent of the regulation, together with pursuing legal prosecution.

DISCLAIMER: EXCLUDING ONLY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURERS’ WARRANTIES, THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED TO THE WINNER ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT FURTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL FURTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE PRIZE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS, ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ASSIGNS AND REPRESENTATIVES, RELEASE AND HOLD THE SPONSOR its PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, UNITS AND DIVISIONS, AND THE CURRENT AND FORMER OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS OF EACH OF THE FOREGOING, AND ALL THOSE ACTING UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE FOREGOING, OR ANY OF THEM (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS) (EACH A “RELEASED PARTY”), HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, INJURY, LOSS, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (COLLECTIVELY, THE “CLAIMS”) WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, WHICH ENTRANT EVER HAD, NOW HAVE, OR HEREAFTER CAN, SHALL OR MAY HAVE, AGAINST THE RELEASED PARTIES (OR ANY OF THEM), INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS FOR LIBEL, DEFAMATION, INVASION OF PRIVACY, VIOLATION OF THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY, COMMERCIAL APPROPRIATION OF NAME AND LIKENESS, INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT OR VIOLATION OF ANY OTHER PERSONAL OR PROPRIETARY RIGHT), AND THE RECEIPT, OWNERSHIP, USE, MISUSE, TRANSFER, SALE OR OTHER DISPOSITION OF THE PRIZE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE). All issues regarding the interpretation and utility of those Sweepstakes Guidelines shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

DISPUTES: If, for any cause (together with an infection by pc virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or some other causes past the management of the Sponsor which corrupt or have an effect on the administration, safety, equity, integrity, or correct conduct of this Sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes just isn’t able to being carried out as described in these Sweepstakes Guidelines, Sponsor shall have the precise, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any particular person who tampers with the entry course of, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or droop the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no duty for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized entry to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor just isn’t liable for any issues or technical malfunction of any phone community or strains, pc on-line methods, servers, suppliers, pc tools, software program, or failure of any e-mail or entry to be obtained by Sponsor on account of technical issues or visitors congestion on the Web or at any web site, or any mixture thereof, together with, with out limitation, any damage or harm to any entrant’s or some other particular person’s pc associated to or ensuing from taking part or downloading any supplies on this Sweepstakes. Due to the distinctive nature and scope of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the precise, along with these different rights reserved herein, to change any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Sweepstakes Guidelines or in any other case governing the Sweepstakes, and any such modifications will likely be posted right here within the Sweepstakes Guidelines. Any try by any particular person to intentionally undermine the respectable operation of the Sweepstakes could also be a violation of legal and civil regulation, and, ought to such an try be made, Sponsor reserves the precise to hunt damages to the fullest extent permitted by regulation. Sponsor’s failure to implement any time period of those Sweepstakes Guidelines shall not represent a waiver of any provision.

As a situation of taking part within the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that any and all disputes that can’t be resolved between entrant and Sponsor, and causes of motion arising out of or related with the Sweepstakes or these Sweepstakes Guidelines, shall be resolved individually, with out resort to any type of class motion, completely earlier than a courtroom of competent jurisdiction positioned in New York, New York, and entrant irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts positioned in New York, New York with respect to any such dispute, reason behind motion, or different matter. All disputes will likely be ruled and managed by the legal guidelines of the State of New York (with out regard for its conflicts-of-laws rules). Additional, in any such dispute, certainly not will entrant be permitted to acquire awards for, and hereby irrevocably waives all rights to say, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or some other damages, together with attorneys’ charges, apart from entrant’s precise out-of-pocket bills (i.e., prices incurred instantly in reference to entrant’s participation within the Sweepstakes), and entrant additional irrevocably waives all rights to have damages multiplied or elevated, if any. EACH PARTY EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY. All federal, state, and native legal guidelines and laws apply.

PRIVACY: Info collected from entrants in reference to the Sweepstakes is topic to Sponsor’s privateness coverage, which can be discovered right here.

SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION: Though the Sweepstakes could also be featured on Twitter, Fb, and/or different social media platforms, the Sweepstakes is by no means sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or in affiliation with Twitter, Fb, and/or such different social media platforms and also you agree that Twitter, Fb, and all different social media platforms usually are not liable in any manner for any claims, damages or losses related to the Sweepstakes.

WINNER(S) LIST: For a listing of title(s) of prizewinner(s), after the Choice Date, please ship a stamped, self-addressed No. 10/customary enterprise envelope to Ziff Davis, LLC, Attn: Authorized Division, 114 fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 (VT residents might omit return postage).

BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO ALL OF THESE SWEEPSTAKES RULES.



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